City of Edina Appears to Threaten Police Action on Violators of Walz' Order

The city of Edina, MN put up a strange post on Facebook last night in response to calls they received from citizens complaining about people in the city not complying with Governor Walz' Quarantine for All order. It appears the main concern focuses on people who were not complying with social distancing because they were playing team sports like basketball and soccer.

Here's the post:

The post provides a link to the city's webpage that gives further guidance on the policy. According to the city, "group activities that are not in compliance with obvious physical and social distancing, such as basketball, soccer and other non-individual sports, are not allowed in Edina in order to comply with Gov. Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-20 to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This ban will be in effect until further notice."

The city informs people that not following the order "carries penalties of a fine up to $1,000 or 90 days in jail." They state that their focus is to educate the public, but acknowledge that eventually police will issue tickets. 

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